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CJ"lxvAiiunt.T a Advahcb..?
?{re gimffrral.
Ono S'ju*r?, ton llzxe4 or Iom.oua juaortlon 910Q
For cacU Biilaoqueiit liuertfon w
OnoKi|iuro, 1'i tuontht; S2
Oue-loitrth of ? oulutau. 12 month?
Oud-Utf ftc ilunrn, 12 mouths... ^-0?
Onocolumn, 12 montltt.? ??;????"??'?'?w
Local uoticoB 20 ceuui por Una,which
l? paid ill Idwin Hv. Joltai ?jU b.
churrrad for anntmuclhg c-Muilaaterf f<?r
county, and teudullara forStatoftwl U.
8. oi'iictM. IrtujrUir Ob^.irv poiicw
trniht \m i-aid for. CvTAll V;
aro.cbArgod to Urn *ttoru?tf pre-icniius
thorn. ' '; ;
fpccial rata to pnrtiet dctlri.vj more ,w?m on*
, MnnMtr ami I'rnmntlv F.XIHVIHM1 At llli" OfllMI.
Tfie'Xcir Year Bill*.
OhI tlio bill*, Now Year bills,
What a world of iniHory
Tbolr memory Instill*!
As tlio morphauts with fcli^ir .quills
? '6tnfck behlAu tliolr em polite.
Tour kind aiid prompt attoutiou
. To their bills.
How tboy duu, dun, dun,
?.? ,A? thojr IdndJy urgo upon
Yoa cuneat attoutiou to tbolr blessed little i>nu
Little'bilk { , .
With ? power of perforation,
And a man tlist no- or Alls
What a sad dissimulation ,
ToetU tbem little bills I
While all tho tin tbnt tinkles
nyottr' po&oL ouly sprinkles'*^
A D{tl9 liquidation on tbo bills.
01 Tho doatiny Ulat fflja
?All oarhoIidKya Willi'bills.
, When tho Now Year din^or
Of. tlio poor indubtod'jiinnorj
Slight bo cookod with tho fuol of his bills.
Oh 1 tbo bills, bills; bills,
Nothing el*e bu? blfla f
In thp aiddlb ol 8qptonityer, 1873, tlio
Algeria stoainou into tho Now York
waterp.with a company., of summer ab
sentees, joyful at their nearness toiomo.
?ho poasago "had been lost* oomfortablo
tlrnu could bo wished; but this day was
bright wul fair; && tho low Europeans
onjoerd were being told, in every va
riety of form; tlmt ?? We were now get
ting into New York weather." Tlio pilot
woe eagerly lookod for. and at length
came on baud, wnong the. rcheors of the
well-dressed group on deck; Ho brought
a few newspapers, whfcli were soon ?dis
tributed nuil headings read. .What a
change of tone tboy produced! ??Panic
Ominulnff I Mm aJUrJiqiue down/
The tallowing auspentfedj" otc." So the
.yrotda run. A goutlcmau, stood up and
read Oloud for'all; and one might boo
the effect on thia.aud that countenance,
.of succcBfiiyo jiunouucemeutn. Some
neyoi; uttorod a word; but droppod away
uom tlio crowd. There was a newspaper
in the Writer'# ,'hiitid. 1 A gentloniau
?toppotl un uml timidly asked a look at
it. I slinll never forgot tlio expression of
that face as he haudod it back without a
word, and crept away tO his cabin, ah if
ho had dono something criminal. In
doed I shall never forget :thnt whole
scene. Porliapa because its impression
was so strong; perhaps becaiiso subse
quent events , Juive so pftap recalled it,
" I had' a* dream wliicli ym apt' all a
dream;" but how,much, was dream and
how much reality, ?it is not,needful to
sav. Af leS:i Jm wide a^Xlow,
when putting on paper wliat I hope may
bo, in spirit and cssenoe, if not in form,
realized in many a home.
Ttfr. Gliarlos G. Henslow soemed. if
not rich, at least a " cpm^drtal^lo " man,
Mho brought buck liis family, early in
September, 1873, from a pleasant run to
tho Wliito mountains, and that Ink?
which it is morn agreeable to sail over
than-to spoil or pronounoo?tho smiling
Winnipiseogoe. You eonld not help
tlunking that a happy group that entered
his snug up-town residence?his comely
wife,* n grown-up daughter, Carry,
Henry, who meant to, bo ,an artist,' anu
two little girls, who run up stairs and
down, shouting to each other anu to all
the house, reports on tho canary, tho
flat, tlio cook, and thoir own littlo room.
Toia, who waa woll through his course,
had gone directly to collego.
Mri llcnslow soon got " under way,"
down-town ; bnt ono wook at home seem
ed to uhdoall tho bbnoflt of tho summer
ttfp". Palo, Wlent, and moody, he strove
in vain to1 respond to tlio gladness of his
children, when ho waq at homo in tho
evening. It was ono week from the day
of their return that Jte.oame back earlier
than usual and called his- wifo to his
room. She had foared something very
bad;'she was not surprised when ho
said, with a choking voico, "The worst
has come;' my' darling, we aro.pbOrj' al
most penniless. Tho hoitso lias suspend
ed, and wo jiuuor partners, who had
little in it but our labor, have nothing/'
Bfrs. Henslow neither' shrieked .nor
f ulled, nor foil in hysterics Oh Ins neck.
B io kissod liim quietly, patted liis
shoulder u bit, and said,Well, Charles,
we did all for tho best, and wo are in
God's liands. Ho will set you right
nggin. We noed not fear hid f" "~
Awi? Sid hft>&w
shall I tell them ? Must wo lot them
know ?" And various contingencies anil
oousidoralionp | .WfW J hurrifdly talked
?Ycrf .coming back ,to :tho question,
" Shall wo toll them f," , ' ,
".Why, certainly," "(will tllb matter.
" WO never hid atiVtliing fronVthem that
they could understand, and, thank God,
no*.tho negotiations Unto le&td fitting
tho house, and finding another at a
managejhlo distpneo' from the dtyjata
small rent Nof 'shall wo' linger on do
tails tluit ooemed formidable at tlio first
hlush,.but.with whidic.?'f?miliarity bred
oontempt" That Carrte'vG<'riaou and
musio lessons should bo stoppod; that
Tom should, not be 'itble' r
pot Im.'tlblo' W traverso
Europe, cultivating,tho acquaintaiice of
old masters, and now; that ?? tho girls "
should ilot htivo the mold who did tho
sowing and waited on' them; tlieso things
lookod- meror grilling iprivaWons in a
mpptl^..0appy is jfc for us that a loss
? looks, mpintio when sot up and
looked at by it^olf, is dwarfod and lost in
a cro\?a of calamitiee.
By tho end of thp yoar.the littlo rented
house wns very homo-like?that mother
could have made ft-homo in "a hollow
boech-troo "?and every ono liad a niche,
and wns tolerably hoppy in it. A letter
had been sent to Tom calling him homo,
and giving the/eason. But the nows
papew had been beforehand; a kind
hnartod profeswr had told a friend of
what was likely' to borne; and he had
offered ttf advanoo tho money for Tom's
expenses till ho graduated and could re
pay it. Mr. Honslow took a situation as
a book-koepor, and gttvo his aftor-hourn'
emnnrassed nrm. uamo wanted to " go
out" and tnwh. "Certainly you can
Utach," aaidher mother,' 111 am going
to ennm you for two little giria I hare,
called lli-nie and Bertha, and alter 1m
Mna you aliall help me with the tewing.
' Salary not bo much' an object as a
pleaaaut homo,' you know, dear;", and,
partly laughing and partly crying, slio
hugged Carrie, according to tho approvod
womanly way of expressing deop emotion
of a tender kind. - Henry, like a manly,
good fellow as ho was, turnod his back on
dreams of Italy and tho old masters, and
was mastering tho art'of oouverting hard
ware into paper currency, in the old
established liouso of Brassy & Co., in a
"Western city.
"Please to twnpmw tho months of 1874
como and gono/Thoro wero no "parties,"
to be sure* yet Bessie and Bortlia had
good licoltli, and did not seem to miss
! tho pantomime. There was no trip to
I the mountains; so no consultations wore
nooded with the lndy who had such
" sweet tilings in silk"'for the country.
Carrie did tho work of governess well; and
hcr-mothor'a dexterity-in ^jransforming
dresdeis *as tho perpotual amazement of
I hor overiings. Tom and Harry never bo
foro received, or wroto such homo letters,.
and tho amoimt of 'petting lavished on
Charlos Henslow, when hb returned in
tho evenings, was perfootly amazing. Ho
did not miss his club, or anything elso in
tho city. 80 tho year passod, and tho
1 ovo of "Now-Year's-day como.'
Tlioro htul been, many cenforonces
nbonttheday. Tom was coming homo
for vacntioDi'' Heh^r was to buvo his
first holiday. That .was a double joy.
nSJwdlw4>opchp, mother ?" said Carrio;
"Tthink wo had better not." Sho did
uot msli mother to think it would bo a
trial to her to give up " receiving."
?Why certainly, Carrio ; why not I
Are wo not just us good as-over we wero f
If anything, -we nro }xJtt$r, for wo 'fltta all
do something now." If any of our neigh
bors come, wo slinll wolcomo thorn; and
we shall bo all the -happier to boo them
if thoy como thin year." 80 it waa set
... ? ititi airi
That ngoin was a pleasant group that
gathered about tho breakfast-tablo on
January 1st, 1875, as it was aeon in tho
dream. It was tho first complete gather
ing sinco their revorso. Mr. Honslow
took the Bible?ho lmd left his wifo to
read, and pray witl*' the, children' whon
thrylivfld m toWb?tuid read a Psalm.
They knelt down and ho prayed?a
simple, thankful, humblo prayer. They
roso from their knqos, Hour);, who liad
nevor heard liis fathor pray, wiping tears
from Ids oyos that wero full .0! notliing
but joy."-' He hnd' joined tlio* "churclT in
tho city in which ho workod; bocauso
" ho saw ho must bo ono thing or tho
other, bo thoroughly good, or go to
ruin f and a clergyman whom ho con
sulted put him into a geutlomon'a Biblo
class. Tho rest had followed.
" I have Romofcood u$\tsrto tell you
all," sdid Mr. Honslow, "which I kept
for tin's morning. Tho house"?thoy all
know the houso?"is going on again
hopefutly, And I begin again oh botoro
with this year; and if Tom likes, after
he graduates noxt commencement, ho
cau got my plaoo." . ,
f After/ genpral congratulation/!, /and
some of tho aforesaid liuggiug, it was
.Toiu's, time tot answer .tlio looks of in
^^Veli/fatheri' I'm not vain enough to
think. I could take- vour: place, -They
htiro* a' botiofe it "oblfego" that' there is
something in mo; mostly, I suspect, bo-;
cause I luive dropped cigars and parties,
.and'cut fewer rocitationB than I used to;
and there is a talk of my gettihg an ex
hibition that will Stable mo toco to Qor
marfy fdy'a fttan'jui^ study; onu then -I
may develop into a lawyer, or a pro
f*asor, or Bomothing 4 poor .but honest;'
for I donbt if my nervous system could
?stand tho fluctuations , of coimnerco;'"
aud Tom glanced slyly over a broad chest
aud very muscular limbs, adding:
" Henry hero will mako a .pilo?and ono
millionaire is enough in tho family."
This was Tom's way. of describing tho
brilliant'sucicess ho won in collego since
ho wakoned up to tho idea that ho had to
make his own wajr. The reader can im
agine moro hugging, etc.
It was now Harry's turn to say a word
?taking out a roll of notes and putting
it in his mother's hand,t !LJ. was to liavo
notKiii&'thd tfrstyear, While I tfita learn
ing tho business; but tho governor told
mo in Jnly that I deserved 'something,
and put mo on salary; and I Wrought
homo tho most ? of/ it,-]nml?Y?;P?or
Harry.! ..Ho had, something elso to say,
but he had not got Hd of tlio crying, in
hw heart, orer his father's prayer, and he
broko down. ,
"Poor me," said Carrio; "I wish I
waa a man; I jjan do nothing, and liavo
uo'storytotcU". . ?
"Butyou have, my,, daughter, and I
will tell ft Wei paid over six luuidred
dollaraia year for the children at school
in.town, and (their dressing for school
cost at tho vory loast two hiuulrod dol
lars a year morfci; and you have savod all
tliat, and a penny saved in a penny won,
if Benjamin Franklin told tho truth;
and tho girls never learnt so much in
a year, and mover had so good a gov
"And, mammal suro, well never go
to school again, but always learn lesBons
with Carrio t".'chimed in BW and
Bertha, to whom Carrie had made lessons
(she called them " her little busy B's"),
more a pleasure than a toil ? ^
" Don't bo too Bure about that, Bes
sie," said Tom. "Them's a dreadful
bird of proy I liaye seen prowling about
tliis nest, Jhat I afraid wants to carry
off your governess.',' ? .
Wo do not pretend to nay why Carrio
iii blushing and frowning on Ton, and
giving liim a blow on tho upper part of
his cheek tliat does not hurt him much;
nor, why a Mr. Eoglo, who owned a nice
I mansion icloso by ^liis father was a rich
broker), who was among tho first now
year callers, staid so long, and appeared
J,, awkward anil timid na lib ?louring.
Yonr true mall, an a rule, is a little sheep
ish when m lore; It Is the empty-headod
coxcomb who worahllM hlmedj, and im
affined he honors nnylxxly to whom he
offers hlfl precious self, that lb M easy,
nolt-poenoMod, riml impudent an one of
tho* cock-?r?rrow? In the square.
But Mr. ingle left a letter, addressed,
?Ch?l?i O. Honslow, Esq., present;
of which we can giro the reader a copy,!
n Mr Dbab Sin:?X hope It'will not
s?era to yon, find to Mrs. Honslow, pre
sumptuous in mo to ask yonr ooMont to
ray union with your .Whter. 8in?
vouhave oomo to reside hero, I hare
oome t? low hor for
which I only taew In part who* you
Urod in the oity, Mid, yet, which X ?
spectcd even theu. Through the kind
ness of my late and (tymr father, I liavo
meaus enough to secure comfort, and I
do not mean 16 bo-.an idle man. If yon
will give me this gift, ! am sure, .witlx
God's blossiug, I shall bo happier and
raoro useful, and I hIulII try. to bo like
your other boos. I h1ih.11 await a lino
from you at your oonveuience, and 1h>
foro venturing to speak to Mwh Ilon
slow, and with what anxiety, I need not
soy. Permit me to bo, with groat re
spect, , Yours, most faithfully,
" Frame P. Eagle."
Wo shall not describo tho other callors;
nor intnido ou another family council;:
uor say how this 14 bird of prey" was
regarded by Carrie; biit we noticed that
sho takes loin's mum and jokes in oxcel- I
lontjprirt, ovon whon ho declares 44 it ih i
tho Eagh) that is Carried away." Tho^o1
may liavo been more, hugging; for that i
mother and daughter hadUeoouie more
to each other iu days of trial than ever
thoy would have been in prosperity. Ah
the family parted at lato bed-time, Mr.
Honidow said, iw ho* kissed Bessie and
Bertha good-night, "This in the happi
est New Year's day of my \ite.?Led(/cr.
Tho Cost of Living.
A comparison of tho pricos of tho
staples of tho country in wholesale mar
kots in November, 1859,1804 and 1874,1
says the Philadelphia Iscdycr shows, that
priooe are nearly oa low. and. in soiuo,
nascii lower, now than before, the war, if;
thoy aro reduccd to tho gold standard.
Wheat is selling at about tho same prices
in' currency as it Bold tor in gold In 1859*
Com selling for half what it did in
?1864 (tho year when gold touched 286),
and, about, tho . same price, gold
?valuos, as it did in 1869. Cotton is
worth a little more than in 1859, but is
about one-ninth the prico reached in 1801.
Provisions, sugar, mid cofToo show ' a
ihoavy decline, but tho present currency
quotations aro abovo tho gold prices of
1859. Dry goods show u grout decline
wince 1884, prints being bolow tho prices
of 1859. Beef was rather higluuf in tho
local market beforo tho war than to-day.
Soles wero reported in- November, 1858,
for sovqn to nino cents per pound. Tho
corresponding cattle report - published
this year quotes Balba at from 4 to 7
and a half cento..' But before theso arti
cles reach the consumers items of cost
aro added to them, which have not been
roducod in proportion to the reduction In
prime cost The tux rato of 1859 on real
oetato was 81.75 on a very low valuation
of property; to-day it is 82.20 oua cosh
A houso which was worth 81.500 in
1859 could not We bought for* twice that
urnount now, and rents aro from1 two to
throo times as1 high now as before tho
war. While it is true, thorofore, that
what aro often called the " necessaries of
lifo" have been reduocd in prico at
wholesale to nearly tho prices which
ruled in 1859, it is not to bo inferred thut
the cost of living to working men lias
been correspondingly reduced. Pro
visions consume about ouo-third to one
linlf working men's incomos. Tho other
half is expended for ront, clothing, fuol,
lights, and other oxpehdittiros of all
lands, and iu many of theso there lins
boon no reduction from ante-war pricos.
But with a reduction in tho primo cost
of provisions, thoro will undoubtedly
como in time a reduction in tho vulno of
things for which com, beof, wheut, etc.,
aro exchanged; in other words, a reduc
tion in all tho many things which to
gether mako up the roul cost of living.
CJrcat Britain Accepts.
Tho U. S. Socrotary of tho Interior ro
ceivod from tho State Doportraout copies
of tho official lettors announcing tho ac
coptauco by tho British government of
tho iuvitation of the United States to
participate in the Ceutonninl. Lord
Derby's lotter to Minister Schenck is as
Fonraax Oman, Doc. 8, 1874.
Sib: Withroforonco to my lottor of
25th August, I liave now tho honor to in
form you that her Majesty's government
accept with much pleasure tho invitation
of tho Unitod States to tako part in tho
International Exhibition, to t>e held at
Philadelphia in 1876. I sliall have tho
honor to acquaint you herewith with tho
art-angements which will bo mado in
order to carry this docisiou into effect.
Hor Majesty's government trusts tluit
this exhibition will fully; roulizo tho ob
jects which tho goveriimpnt of tho Uni
ted States and the prbnioters of tho un
dertaking have iui view; and they do not
doubt that it will tend to tho further do
velopmontof the,important .ooinuiorclal
relations between Qreat Brituiu and the
United States.,
I havo the honor to be, with tho high
est consideration, sir, your most obodi
ent, humblo servant, Derby.
To Don. Schenck, etc.
A copy of tho foregoing is received
from Minister Sclionck, and Secretary
Fish is also informed of thu acceptance
by lottor from Sir Edward Thornton, who
makes uso of substantially the same ex
pressions and says he is instructed to oou
voytho information to Secretary Fish,
with a Wquost that tho President of tho
United States bo mado acquainted with
tho samo.
An Editor's Joke.
An Iowa nowBpaper tells a story bf a
man in tho town where it is published
who stood upon tho ctrver of a cistom to
peep through'a window into a room
whoro ho suspected somo courting was
going on, and who got a ducking by tho
covor <?f? the cistern'giving way, which
resulted in a slight attack of tho typhoid
fevur. In tho same number of his paper
thooditorsays: "Wo hadquito sovoro
symptoms of typhoid fevor last week,
but wo worriod ourselves out nil right,
though wo frequently felt like throwing
up tho spongo," and a rival newspaper
had tho meanness to print both para
graphs in such closo proximity as to
suggest most unpleasant suspicions.
RETtmKiHO.?"William Mullott, a pris
oner, oscaped from tho Pittsftold jail sev
eral woeks ago. He had servod all but
four months of a term of two years for
forcrery, and it was hot thought worth
while to go to the trouble and exponso of
recapturing him. Ono morning recently
ho knookod timidly rtt tho warden's door,
and beggod to bo taken in. Ho was cold,
raggod. nungry and sick, and hi* esti
mate of tho joys of freedom had boen
lowered by sad experience,
-??. ? ?.. i v i ? ? *
" Music llatli Cliarm*."
TJA following ww related to mo by
one wlio wns an eye-wituefla?on old man
now, but with thia aoeue aa vividly fixed
iu liw.uiomorv as though it had occurred
a man uamod Tap
nau moved, with his family, from No*
York to tUo remote Westeni country,
noid family consisting, besides liirusull,
ol ? wife uad nix daughters. . Ho tad
fidled ill buHinofia; was broken in Bpint,
his children, ho thought, needed fresh
air; ao ho nccoptcd ns a gift (rom lib
brotherolarge tract of land upon tho
odgo bf the wilderuoss, ami setthid tlioru
on Very noon euterjinslug people bo
Zn to settlo beyond him, mid thorouuuo
tclbo much travel pent his door: anil, iw
on act oi humanity, he frequently outer
tuined way-forem. As these call, upon
hie hospitality liecamo mora and more
frequent, ho enlarged hie hollso to moot
tho rpquiremeutn o( ? comfortable ira,
ml put up the usual inn-keepers mgu.
- ? Sot long after this a party of young
men, eight or ten in number, well mount
ed, were returning, by, a roundabout
wnv. from an electioueori?g expedition.
They" had stopped at every tavern on
? their route, ami toward tlio middle of tho
ofterudou they reined up'before Top
pan's door, pretty well under the inllu
'Eneo of various kinds of fiery fluid, and
having dbiuounM and secured their
horneH, tlioy entered tho houao, and
Mr. Tappan
;g]yjss S-'VA
the Motously-tacHned' in?lcra had no
heoomo asaurcu inai --
liaVoit, they resolved that they would
cut down tho Sign before tho door, and
the leader so informed tho voung lady.
" You muit do an you please, iwntlo
mon," sho.nuid, shriiikAig, whflo lior
littlo sisters gutheted nronud her forpro
"Where is your nil" '
"You will llnd it Bomowhoro by tho
"xiueo^or four of tho party undo a
rush for tho. wood-pdc, cunuug
wout, while tho lundqr of tho gong, a
yoiiug man who would have been dotid
edlr fiandsomo if ho had been HMMV
with othors of his companions, took u
notiou to overhaul the houao, insisting
that there inust bo "adrop of soiao
thing" Bomowhero. And wo may hero
?ay that the whole party considered
themselves goutlomou. They were ?ell
dressed, anil respectably oonuocted.
In a small, woll-furiushod apartment,
apart from the guests' room, was foiiud
"^Hal'loT eriod tho leader, "who
plays011 tliiivI Canyon? ,
"It. is mine, sir, answered tho girl,
i tliun nddroHseil.'
" And cau you play?
" Yos, sir.'
??? Cau you fling ?" t;
111 sing Homotunoa, hit.
" Will you King auil j>lay ior ns t
" With plowure, sir.
She oiKiuoil tho piano, and sat down,
imd plavod anil snug " Hio Maiden s
Prayer.1' Her voice wna clear, inuiienl,
and Bweotly Holi, and the aMompauinieut
was played with rare skill and grace.
Tho littlo sisters gathered iu a scuii
circlo eloso around tho instalment, and
tho heretofore riotous meu?hut riotous
no raoro-drow near uud nearer, upou thw
onUddo. Some of them had novor hoard I
a piano before, and not one of thorn luut
eror hoard sweeter music. After a pause,
nt tho conclusion of tho yloce, theloader
spoke again, but in a strangely subdued
101"Will yon ning fur us another soiig I"
And alio pluyed and sang that swoot
song, "Tho Old Homo."
Tho men who liod gone ni "eowli of
tho ax, hearing the inuaio, luul loft the
wood-pile'and ontored tho house.
, .Otlinr sdng? iworo sung, in several of
wKch two of ,tho yoilngor sisters joined.
Tho riotous spirits, wero all suoduod,
add ff tlio/pfiy liad wet oheeke
Tlieir sympathies were nroiuwd, the r
hearts openod, and the best part of their
natures brouglit to tho Burfooo; nnd wlion
thoy had toed tho fair songstress so far
that they felt ashamed to tax her more,
they thanked her hoartily, ond windrow
with as much decorum us might lave
been exlllbitcil had they been retiring
from before the throne of n monrnli.
rom Doioro uu> wnuuu ..
noes, where ho was introduced to Philip
Bt? Clair, a rising: young lawyer of tho
PU^I? Uiis tho Mr. Toppan who, ono
vcar ogo. kept a publio-lioMO, on the
& Ml rood ?" iked St. Clair.
? " Hie same, sir."
" And I, sir, pursued the lawyer,
" waa tho leader of that party of notous
me? ho ?o rimmehdly ffgEtened jour.
daughters. I supi?so tliey told you of
tho ciroumstunoo 1"
" Woll. Mr. Tappan, from that day I
liavo not touchod, m a beverage, iany in
toxicating drink. I would like to see
vour oldost daughter, anil tell lier of tlio
{deesing l>er sweot music bestowed ?pon
mMr. Tappan know St. pair woll by
romitation, and ehoerfnlly hivited 1dm to
call whenever ho oonld niako it oouve
ni Stl Clair onoo more visited tlio wnysido
inn, tlio result of which was, Ulnt i" '""
than anothot )-eor tho sweet songstross
had bocomo his wiio.
?? My blemed nugel, ho said, clwping
her to Ids bosom when she was_hU_om
Smith and Jonos wore at tho menjwe
He, and tho conversation '?m?l on Dir
wJn'nthoorv. " Look at that monKoy,
2d Smith '''rhinkof ita being an un
iinvfllot>od thuman! Human ! said
Jout'SnUmptnmiJy. "If. no more
human than I am.
The Xew Finance Dill.
Tho following is tho full text of tho
llnanoo bill paused by tho United States
Ik il ttiactai itc.: That tho Secretary of Uio
Treaaury in hereby authorized and required aa
rapidly ?h praoticaklo to cauao to bo coiuod at
the rnluta of the Uuited State*, silver coius of
denomination of ten, twenty-five, and fifty
centa of standard value, and to issue thom hi
redemption of au equal number and amount of
fractional curroncy of similar donomiuationa,
or, it hia discretion, ho may isauo nueh silver
coins through the mint*, aub-troaaurios, public
dopositariun, aud poat-o Alcoa of tho Uuited
Htatca, and upon nueh iaaue ho la hereby
authorized and required to redeem an equal
amount of-such fractional currency until the
whole amount of such fractional curroucy out
standing uhall bo redeemed.
Hcc. S. That no muoh of auction 8,521 of the
rovUod HtatuUw of tho United State# aa pro
vldoa for a charge of ouc-llfth per coutum for
converting standard gold bullion Into coin la
hereby repoaled,aml hereafter no charge a hall
be made for that service.
8*0, 3. That section 6,777 of tlio revised
statute* of the United States limiting the aggre
gate amount of tho circulating note* of uatlonal
baaldug association* bo and la hereby repealod,
and oach existing banking, association may in
croaao ita circulating uotealn accordance with
the exlatlng law without respoct to said aggro
gate limit, and now. banking aaaoclatioua may
bo organized in accordance with. the oxlstiujj
law without reapect to aaid aggregate limit, and
the provisions of tho law for the withdrawal
and redistribution of national bank currency
amcug the aovcral Statos and Territoriea ore
herobv ropealod, and whenever and ?o often at
circulating uotus. shall bo tamed to any auch
bank association so increasing Ita capital or
circulating notes, or ao uowly organized aa
aforesaid, it ahall bo tlio duty of tho Becrotary
of Uw Treaaury to redoom tho legal tender
Uuitod State* notcm In excess only of tlirco
htuulrod million dellam, to tho amount of
eighty p?r centum of tlio aum of uatioual bauk
notea ao Issued to auyaiudi Laukiug aaaoclation,
aa aforesaid, and to continuo such redemption
as nueh circulating notes are laatied until tlioro
ahall bo ooteteudlug tho sum of threo hundred
million dollars of such legal teuder Uuited
States notes, and no' mare. And ou and after
the tint day of. Jauuary, A. D., 1870, the Secre
tary of tho' Treaaury ahall redeem in oolu tho
United State* legal tender uotea then outstand
ing on their presentation for redemption at the
ofllce of tho Assistant Troaauxcr in Uie city of
New York, In auma uot less than tlfty dollars.
And to enable tho Secretary of Uio Treaaury
to prepare and provide for the redemption in
tbi* act Authorised and required, he la author
ized to uao any aurplua revenues, from time to
time, in the Treaaury, not otherwlao appropria
ted, and to isauo,. sell. aud dispone of, at not
lesi than i>ar In oolu, olther of tlio descriptions
of bonds of (ho Unitc<l 8tates descrlbod in tho
act of CongroM approved July 14, 1R70, en
titled " An act to authoriao tho refundiug of tho
uatioual debt," with Iiko qualities principle*,
and exemption* to the extent necessary to carry
thin act Into effect, and to uao tlio procoeda
thereof f ot tho purpose* aforesaid.
Aud all provisions of law iucouaiatent with
the provisions Of thia act aro hereby rcpeulod.>
Grasshoppers in China.
Tho local authorities, whether civil or
military, aro hold resmni&ibln for tlio
stamping out of thoso insects as soon as
their appearanco luis been reported.
Thoy are required to summon a large
Ixxly of men, aud nt onoo surround and
destroy tho locusts, tho exittnsos of tho
muintouanco of tho mon aud (jpmnensa
tiou for tho crops trodden down during
tho chase being supplied by tho pro
vincial treasury. Should tlio load au
thorities succeed in stamping out tho
locusts within a limited time, thoir sor
vicos aro favorably reported to tho Em
poror; but should thoy fuil, and the lo
custs spread aud do damage, thoy aro
liable to bo deprived of their posts, ar
rested and handed over to tho proper
i>oard for punishment. A curtain sum
per bushol is paid to peasants bringing
In uu winged locusts, and half that Hitin
wliou tho locusts aro ablo to fly, whUo
cowpensutiou is giveu for crops trodden
down in tho chase. Thu. locusts aro
swupt with bosoms into trenches dug at
tho side of tho corn fiolds, .iu which a
vigorous Ilro is kept up. The best time
to enpturo locusts is wlion thoy aro feed
ing at dawn of< day, when, their bodies
being heavy with dew and thoir winga
wot, thoy aro unable to jump or lly. If
tho Western States or any parts of thom
aro to bo visitod by tho locusts in tho
future, as thoy have been of. Into years,
pome defense will liavo to bo adopted.
Under existing circurantaucos tho use of
iuoii iu largo numbers is impracticable,
aud the ingenuity of inventors or scien
tists is our only hope. Tho prospect, it
must bo confessed, is not very cheoriug,
for tho vast uninhabited regions afford
brooding grounds which effectually dofy
all attempts at extermination.
A Maniac Captain.
Captain S., says tho J'all Mall Oazcllc,
died last year in tho Central Asylum,
Dundruni, from seuile decay, boing con
siderably over 80 years of age. lie wis
transferred to that establishment on its
opening from tho Cork Asylum, of which
ho liad boon au inmate for nearly tweuty
two years, liaving been acmiittcd as far
buck as 1820, on tho ground of insanity,
of tho murder of seven men?tho Whole
crow, in fact, with tho exception of two
boys, of a vessel then under his com
mand and on its return from Bormutla.
Possessing originally a very decided
character, but bocoming tho subject of
mental diseaso from continuous excite
incnt and want of sleep for a fortnight,
ho labored under delusions as to an in
tended mutiny among his shipmates.
Aftor inducing them, in proof of thoir
subordination and of tho absence of such
intention, to allow themselves to bo tied
down with ropos ou dock, in which posi
tion they lav for nearly an hour, tho
first mate showing tho oxamnle, when
approaching tlio Cork harbor no delib
erately murdered them in succession with
an iron bar. After somo time ho recov
ered his reason iu tlio district asylum,
anil was, no doubt, sorry for what ho had
douo, for ho was remarkable for a uni
form kinduoss of disposition toward his
fellow patients; Ills piety, also, waa very
conspicuous, and ho was constantly on
gaged in reading tho Bibloand roligious
works. Occasionally, however, ho had
violent rolapsos, preoodedby a taciturnity
unbrokou for several days, savo by quo
tations of an incoherent character or
tho repetition of nautical plirasee.
ScaoRsnvB Fiodbes.?The population
of Now York city, aboording to tho last
ccnsus. is 012,292. Tho transient popu
lation is about 80,000, of which, in round
numbers, G,O0O aro immigrants tempo
rarily staying in'tho city, 5,000 are sea
men, 10,000 guests at hotels, and 10,000
guests nt boarding-houses. Tho esti
mated number of persons marriod dur
ing tho year is 20,000; tho births, 85,000;
tho deaths, 27,000. The money spont
forpubho schools in alwut 83,000,000;
tho money spent in public amusomenta,
$7,000,000; tho inonoy spent for liquors
in saloons and other Iloensed establish
monts, about 86O,OOO,O0O<
Don't Kiss the Baby.
The promiscuous kissing of cliiltlren
is u pestilent practice, the Scientific
American says. We use tho word ud
visodly, mid it is mild for tho occasiou.
Murderous would he tho proper word,
did the kissers know tho mischief they
do. Yes, madam, murderous ; and wo
are speakiug to you. l)o you remember
calling on your door friend Mrs. Brown
tlio other day, with a ntrip of flannel
round your neck? Aud when little
Flora camo dancing into tho room, didn't
you nounoo upon h"r demonstratively,
call Iter a precious littlo pot, and kiss
her t Then you serenely proceeded to
describe the dreadful sore throat that
kept you from prayer meeting tho night
before. You had no designs on tho dear
child's life, wo know; nevertheless you
killed her! Killed her as unrely as if
you hud fed.her with strychnine or or
senic. Your caresses woro fatal.
Two or throe days after, tho littlo pet
began to complain of a sore throat too.
Tho symptoms grow rapidly alarming;
and when the doctor camo, the single
word diphtheria sufficod to explain thom
oil. To-day a little mound in Gxeou
wood is tho solo momenta of your visit.
Of course tho mother does not susr
poet, and would not daio to suspect, you
of any instrumentality in her. bereave
ment. She charges it to a mysterious
Providence. Tho doctor says nothing to
disturb tho delusion; that would bo im
Eolitic, if not cruel; but to an outsider
e is free to cay that tho child's death
was due directly to your infernal stupidi
ty. TIiobo are precisely hiB words: more
forcible than elegant, it is true; but who j
Hliall say, under tho circumstances, tliat
they are not justifiable i Kemembor
Evil in wrought by want of thought
Ah well as by want of beart."
It would bo hard to tell how much of
tho prevalent sicknoas and mortality from
diphtheria is duo to such want of
thought. As a rule, adults have tho dis-'
eiiso 111 ho mild a form that they mtytuko
it for a simple cold; and as a cold is not
contagious, they think nothing of ex
posing others to their breath or to tho
greater dauger of labial contact. Taking
into consideration tlio well established
fact tlmt diphtheria is usually, if not al
ways, communicated by tho direct trans
planting of tho malignant, vegetation
which cause? the disease, tho fact tlmt
there can be no more-certain1 nieiuis of
briugiug tlio coutugion to its favorite
Boil than tho act of kissing, and tho fur
ther fact that tho custom of Jussipg chil
dren on all occasions is all but universal,
it. is not surprising that,. when tho dis
easo is orice imported iuto a Community,
'it is very likely to becomo epidemic.
It would be absurd to charge tho
spread of diphtheria ontirely to tlio prac
tice of chilu-kissiug. There are other
modes of propagation, though it is hard
to conceive of luiy more directly suited
to tho spread of the' iufootion or more
Senerul in its operaturti. It stands to
iphtheria about the same relation tliat
promiscuous hand-shaking ? formerly did
to the itch.
It wore better to avoid the practice.
The children .will not suffer if they go
itnkissed; aud their friends ought for i
their sako to forego tho luxury for a bcui-.
son. A single law has been known to
infect a family; awl tho most careful
may bo iu condition to commuuicato tho
disease without knowing, it. He ware,
then, of playing Judas, and let the ba
bies uloue.
Congress Then and Xow.
I ontered Oougroaa fifteen years ago,
says .Senator Conkling. From then till,
now my opportunity for seeing both be
fore and behind tho scenes hits been im
proved with dilligeuce, iuuI nothing is
moro certain tluin tho change for tho (let
ter in tho executive departments in both
wings of the capital ond in tlio supremo
courts. In 185D a largo proportion of tho
members of the House, of Itepresenta
tivos wont habitually armed with deadly
weapon:). ' Drinking to excess was sur
prisingly common. Larfeo numbers in
both houses woro often, long before
evening, unfit to do business. Liquor
was kept, as far as I know, in every com
mittee-room in tho capital?Itook-cases
doing duty as side-boards. Gambling
and other dissipations woro very common
among publio men, and, vice and do
Iwucliory. woro tlio topics of loud and iui
clean jext. Venal lobbying was too pal
pable and prevalent to Imj overlooked, and
on all sided lax practices prevailed which
now would be scarcolv credited. All
this is changed for tho better, in ull.ro
spocts. Liquor is not tolerated in the
capital. Formerly every, cabinet ofllcor,
and many others, rode iu a public
Carriago'as a matter of course; now every I
cabinet officer, who merely allows the
old custom to go on,. finds himself
trumpeted through tbo world as a great
offender. George Washington, when
President, rode with six horses, ond with
out-riders. When lie wished to use
horses ho ordered them from tho war do
partmout, at th opublie oxpense, aud tho
out-riders also.
From a Cannon's Mouth.
Professor Hoeyle, in a rocout.looturo,
gives a different explanation of this
famous mode of punishment from that
wliicli is often entertained. He Hays:
It is well for us to undertaud, when we
hco tho papers, as they occasionally do.
taking up tho subject of English
barbarity, what is tlio nioauiug of this
" barbarity." I have found porsons who
supposed tho punishment of firing
Sepoys from a cannon's mouth monnt
that Se|K)ys woro actually put inside tho
cannon and tired out. In' reality the
victim was put about six feet in front of
the cannon, which was heavily loaded
with powder ulono; and I was told tlmt
uo person unfamiliar with artilory, would
have any idea of tlio minuteness of tho
fragments into which 'the l>ody was scat
tered. This was a greflt puniahmont,
not oh aocount of the manner of doatli,
but because the body was scattered and
denied the rites of burial. This is a
tarriblo-tiling for a Hindoo, and tho
English report and beliovo that a rebel
lion wns stopped thore just by tho sturdy
statement of an Euglish ofllcor, irlio said
tliat if thoro were any signs of rtiutiny ho
would nnbiect all mutineers to tills
| Fanny Ellslor is still living at her villa
uoar Hamburg, fat, fair, and sixty-fiv?,
i tu?H said to bo worth $2,000,000.
It .
In Wlilcli n Now-Yorkori ? pctroltcr and
Twg ll?|i Tuok u M.itnl.
Two mon uaiaod Jamos Mawl^nll and
John Ehbitts, tlio former n drummer tor
a Now Yorkhomo, und tho latteroM
dent of Detroit, started from North
limuch, Mich., .in n bear-hunting 01
podition. Proceeding six imlsn cast, ami
from tlianoo ttva roilea mirth, they mmo
upon boar tracks ol unusual slw. rhov
liml vriUi thorn a gun each ?!,
pattern*, on uncommonly largo Mi-dog,
who was n?ver* known to turn buck at
nnything, and of a savagu specif, and n
Siberian bloodhound who weighed not
lowing a? fast as pps?iblo, About flvo
miloS further on ttiojr unomoet?lljr camo
upontho boar, who was nulotly nhimlior
ing in a cavity mnde by fcbenpheftvalol
an immense bench tree. The Jogs gn
a growl and a bark a? .they discovered
tho monster, and without anotljor null,
"prang with/orooit, on tlio bear .before
ho had 'timo to fairly rooover liw con
sciousness.' Ho wa. noti Ionian doing
it, howoror, for ho immodiatolyroso toa
standing portion, gavo a Hon? growl,
elevated tho cornom of lua bps, disclos
I ing uh ugly u pet ol mQlamw oy^v naorn
SfaMichigan bear, faced the <faj| M*
I raining his right paw ho hit ttwibuU-? <>ff
in tho ribs, knocking him atow twenty
foot and landing him on the topMa pi o
.tump thrM foot In height.'-,In the
meantime tho bloodhound liad hot boon
idle. Tho boar had no snoonor doiut his
comrade a blow than ho .sized linn by
tho flank with a fffl^rwliidj mnsod
him to whirl aronnd with finch forcoiw
to break loose, Then boar and blood
hound met face to. face. Tho t**?;
vated himself on his hind lorn and open
ed his mouth prepared for an embrace.
Tho bloodhound did not doclino the prof
fered hug, and quick aa a flajh of Ught
iihig sprang at the bear, seized lilm by
tho throat, and tho battle was liegitn Ul
doadly earnest. Tho be<^. was over
thrown by tho sudden onset inndo by tho
bloodhound, and foil.on hW. liaiik, tlio
bloodhound still clinging to hw tlutat.
Bog and bear woro mixed up msuch ?
manner that tho'hunters wcro.jofriud to
(lie for [oar they would kill ?"/}
as tho dog up to that nonfflrf Momed I?
have tho liest of tho flgljf, ^ey
minod to let the battlo BfefMUtmrtin
terruption. Tho bear recovered hunsolt
in s sceonil's timo, and drew uBilds htad
paw. with the evident iutelitlon of .?
' inl?wling his antagonist. But, tho dog
saw tho, movement, mmpod aside, and
unfortunately loosened ills hold. Tho
liear quickly roso, maddened with pain,
awl, seeing tho hunters, started lor thorn
witll tho dog at his heels. "'W """''Sj
their guns into his carcaM, but Uo didnt
aoom to mind that, ami kopfc. on. Ho
?M so closo tliat thov did not llfve timo
to reload, and they turned and ran to
ward a largo licacli treo about fl(tcon rod.
distant, tlTo bear in oW pnr^nt and
tho dog eloso at tho heel. <'f"tlio bear.
Just ns tlio lattor hail cleared ijlio gap
iX?u himself and theto
within about thr?i <wt, tho,dr>g?B^
HcizcU him by tlio flank, anil hnng on
with such force that tho bear wjidd not
oxtrieato hinwlf. He again ?Mrlcd the
dog loo?, anil tlioy met, faco-to faco,
and oimo together with toirifli. .fniy.
Tho hunters liaitily loaded "?'"51''.??'
walked np within su l?voes of the bear,
took gooil aim, and fired lust as Um liear,
with a well and roworfnlljr dInoM > ow
ivitll his right arm, hit the dog 1? twi en
the eye., splitting his head
lv as it struck with an ax. Tho liear,
when llrod at, foil, and after struggling
u few momenta in mortal agony was iilew .
On examination it was found that tlio
bloodhound and brfl-dogycro afo dead,
tho lattor having all his ril? smasneu in.
A farmer was h&od to ennytho W to
tho nearest station, and wlion-pnt on th_?
scales ho tipped the beam at 450 pounds.
One of hiflpaWBwhen cut o?f w?iRh?"
?Z toiSnnds. It took.copious
draught, of brandy for three days
coraiori before tho nervps of tlio )mntor?
liecamo sternly, so great had Wn*
excitement over the contest. Or ?ini*o
thoy were not frigliteuod^ny-of to
. ii.nV ,i,my that ohnrgo with tlio
morn'and indignation that tho, imputa
tion dcaervea. , '
licallng Power of (Uuc.
Many women do not know that "Ino a
a healing remedy is invaluable. ^or
last twofveor fourteen J?TVf?a ,?0U
cluiuie, I liavo Iwen employed In a . op
wherothere are over!BbO im?rha w, k,
n?il nn -in tho ca?o in all shops'oi huh
-'ay j? isfiTK
more of us cut or bruise our lunR. At
first there were but tow who foillul ti e r
wnv to my department to. have their
wound, bound up; but after aw
lK?imo generally known that" "f <* i
on a flesh wound was not
curative, but o formldalilo^ JMtecHon
against furthor injmy. I wM^WeU ?
tooTa fall supply of rags on hand to bo
? I wilUier'fcita oue among
aucor, bringing bin wrut in couti*-t wtu
uT blt tSring the flesh f "
I dri'HHod tho wound afrnali iui^I it jw?
well.' Tho man never
in oonscqnonoo. Tlio tWU j
gli??. ~~ "? ,
Lorn the Oloak.?'Tho latest Amiprj
can tourist in Europe took a Jiotion t >
taya^sktaoloak iZ
neiring Now York it ocourWil y ?u?
.M to ml!? on m
a. her own. ShShTw?rt H asK "-'
ModtamodaU). Bhe woro ti10
oonlinglyi bat Ao^tjd of
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